Essays on Whether Governments Can Solve Wicked Problems Coursework

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The paper "Whether Governments Can Solve Wicked Problems" is an outstanding example of management coursework.   This report has addressed the question of whether governments can solve wicked problems. The paper has asserted that governments can solve wicked problems that exist and this can effectively be done by acknowledging that, when dealing with wicked problems, governments are likely to face a number of challenges due to the uncertainty that is generated by wicked problems. This in a way makes them apparently intractable. In respect to these, there are three major types of uncertainty that exists and they include the institutional, strategic, and substantive uncertainties, and these need to be considered.

Governments need to make use of system thinking, collaboration and coordination, and mobilizing adaptive work in tackling wicked problems. Introduction This paper sets out to address the question of whether governments cannot solve wicked problems. Wicked problems are termed as those problems that seem impossible or difficult to solve due to the contradictory, incomplete as well as the changing requirements that tend to be difficult to recognize. Wicked problems are very prevalent in the society we live in and thus they are usually termed as ambiguous, ill-defined and they are usually associated with strong political, moral, and professional issues.

Their problems are strongly stakeholder dependent and thus there is little consensus on what the problem is actually a problem and therefore limits suggestions or ideas on how to best solve the problem. Previous attempts of handling wicked problems have led to a number of unforeseen consequences due to the instability of the problems and at the same time the inappropriate use and selection of the methods that can effectively handle them.

This has led to more problems than those, which had been detected in the first place. The main argument is that governments can in a way solve wicked problems that are prevalent in modern society. Discussion It is best to acknowledge that that though the paper will argue that governments can be able to solve wicked problems, it is effective to note that in doing so it is likely to face a number of challenges due to the uncertainty that is generated by wicked problems.  


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